Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Bird Pick Tea & Herb
Dragon’s Well Green Tea originates from the mountains surrounding West Lake in the Zhejiang province of China. Today, this tea remains a specialty of this region. The name was given according to legend of a dragon that lived in a well near West Lake Village. It is said that it saved the village from a long drought by bringing rain. The tea has a unique appearance of smooth, flat green leaves with pointed ends – resembling that of a sparrow’s tongue.
An excellent Dragons Well tea!
The tea is crisp and light-bodied and yet full of flavor. It is grassy/vegetative but there is also a pleasant fruit-like flavor in the forefront that mingles deliciously with the vegetative quality.
The sip approaches the palate with a sweet, almost creamy taste. The fruit flavor then presents itself, and it is somewhat citrus-y. A grassy undercurrent is present throughout the sip while the taste of lightly buttered vegetables weave in and out. The sip finishes with a light astringency with a nutty aftertaste.
I brewed this in my gaiwan and it produced four delightful infusions that way. It is a very mild tea, one that is very enjoyable later in the afternoon when a black tea might seem too heavy. A nice way to unwind!
Bird Pick Tea & Herb comes through with yet another high quality, delicious tea! I’m really impressed with this company.